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who claimed to be mitt romney. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning. one month ago, and so much to g
gingrich, this is really about the economy. new jobs numbers came out on friday. are they a game changer in terms of how people perceive the economy? this is "the washington post" front page. certainly not something that the romney team wanted to see. the line graph showing 7.8% unemployment when obama takes office in january 2009. here we are in september of 2012. lowest since he took office. does this change anything? >> sure. i think it was a significant help to the president. imagine it came out at 8.2 following that debate. people would have entered this weekend saying that's close to the end. so i think it's part of the whole process. this campaign will go down to the end, i think. it's going to be one of the most interesting campaigns in american history. and i think you're going to see it go back and forth some over the next week. on the other hand, friday, the international monetary fund said probably no recovery until 2018. and that's a very sobering number. >> robert gibbs, it is particularly weak. you have 40% of those who have been out of work, out of work for six months or
report showed the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. the best number since january of 2009. the economy created 114,000 new jobs for the month in line with what economists were looking for and job creation numbers for the d upward. after a mixed start to the week the markets bounced back after positive economic data and what some called a romney rally following the presidential debate. the market was mixed on friday. the the auto sales are powering . on an annualized basis, sales hit 15 million units. the best number since march of 2008. gm and ford posted flat numbers but chrysler, toyota and volkswagen were strong. >>> a major milestone for facebook. the social website passed the -- the stock is down 38% 40%. >>> there's no such thing as a foolish question about money, the markets or the economy. so says my next guest tom gardner, ceo of "the motley fool." thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> we got the numbers out on friday showing 114,000 new jobs created for the month. the unemployment rate the lowest in 3 1/2 years 7.8%. were you surprised by the numbers? what
what it means, but here are today's numbers, the economy gained about 114,000 jobs in the last month, pushing the unemployment rate to 7.8%, that is where today's political debate in this country started out. we have it all covered here tonight. and we'll begin our coverage with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, in a week that has been a roller coaster for both of the candidates, today's news gave a good bit of a jolt, but that set off a firestorm on what it really means. the news that the unemployment dipped below 8% since he took office came just in time for a president battered by his poor performance in the debate. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy, just to try to score a few political points. >> reporter: not surprisingly, mitt romney saw it differently. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argued today's numbers disguised the fact that people had stopped trying to even find jobs. >> so it looks
for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunday. making a trip to the pumpkin patch with his family. >> how are you feeling about the debate? >> what debate? >> nbc news, wisconsin. >>> i'm kristin welker traveling with the president after celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary with the first lady last night. the president is in california to raise milli
the president at this point or is the economy baked into this election? >> both things are probably true. the point that you made about the lowest level since he took office, that's important. we're already seeing in polling are more optimism among voters about the economy. that all is to the president's benefit but a very weak rae covery. 114,000 jobs is not very robust at all. you still have a very high percentage of those who have been out of work for six months or more so the economy is still really hurt iing. the question is whether anything that happens on the economy now is enough to move people's feelings significantly when you're down to a point of a much smaller pool of voters who will change their minds at this point. >> what do you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning? >> we have a special panel including newt gingrich and robert gibbs. also, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week about his personal failings and the race for the white house. >> david gregory, thank you very much. >>> up next on "today," is bigger better when it comes to people
-- >> let me tell you what the ayatollah sees. he sees an economy being crippled. the ayatollah sees that there are 50% fewer exports of oil. he sees the currency going into the tank. he sees the economy going into freefall and he sees the world for the first time totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon. now, with regard to b.b., he's been my friend for 39 years. the president has met with him many times. he's spoken to b.b. netanyahu as much as he's spoken to anybody. just before he went to the u.n., i was on a conference call with the president with him talking to b.b. for well over an hour. in stark relief and detail of what was going on. this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> it means it's simply inaccurate. >> he's irish. >> we irish call it mularkey. we irish call it mularkey. but last thing, the secretary of defense has made it absolutely -- he didn't walk anything back. we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what b.b. held up there was when they get to the point where they can enric
serious stomach conditions may still exist. talk to your doctor about nexium. not in this economy. we also have zero free time, and my dad moving in. so we went to fidelity. we looked at our family's goals and some ways to help us get there. they helped me fix my economy, the one in my house. now they're managing my investments for me. and with fidelity, getting back on track was easier than i thought. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. >>> back now with a sign of the times. some schools across the country where some kids are sticking around long after the last bell for the final meal of the day they otherwise may not get. rahima ellis reports. >> reporter: nestled in the hills of west virginia is doddridge elementary school. inside, a familiar scene, students lining up to eat in the cafeteria. >> grab your milk. >> reporter: but it's 5:20 in the evening and this is a free dinner, chicken and salad wraps with apple crisp for dessert. >> it just tastes really good. >> reporter: with more than 25% of children
: now as the owner of a restaurant, he says he understands the economy of running a business. boost the minimum wage and he says jobs will be lost, benefits shaved and companies displaced. but is that true? >> it wasn't until we got the report that we decided you know what? this supports our position like we thought it would. >> reporter: matt mayhood says an independent report the group just commissioned forecasts between 600 and 2800 jobs loft if this passes. >> if you're a small business, a 25% increase in your payroll is significant and it could harm your business so what do you do? reduce hours or layoff people. >> reporter: most recently, washington, d.c. and san francisco tried this measure. when san francisco created a new minimum wage, unemployment has fallen by 0.7%. and in washington, d.c., unemployment has fallen by 1.3%. >> san jose is not san francisco and washington, d.c. we are ringed by other cities. we have business districts that are one street across from each other. >> reporter: so let's expand the scope here. in 2012, eight states increased their minimum wage a
economy collapse so a deal may be imminent. chris: good news for everybody. when we come back, the big question of the week, who do you pick to win the vice-presidential debate this thursday be right back. >> "the chris matthews show" is brought to you by charles schwab. let's talk about the personal attention you and have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! chris: welcome back. vice president joe biden, u.s. congressman paul ryan have their vice-presidential debate, the only one, this thursday, which brings us to the obvious big question for us, who's going to win? sam? >> i expect ryan to come out like mitt romney, a raging bull. but i expect biden not to play barack obama. i watched biden. i think he'll counterpunch and do it effe
economy in order to keep growing. they're secular growth stories and will continue to make money even if the world economy smashes into a retaining wall wrush don't stop saying life-saving medicine because of a recession. here's the bottom line. at least for the next two and a half months gilead and alexion are going higher because they've been going higher because they're already hot stocks, and every growth-oriented portfolio manager out there wants to show their clients that they own what's hot and not -- and what's not isn't in their portfolio. that means these stocks are anointed for the fourth quarter. you can pick them up between now and year end on any weakness. next speak to elizabeth in florida. >> caller: hey, cramer. i want to know lexiotica is controlling market share and off set concerns over the euro, so does this italian monopoly seeing you a 20-20 buy or a glaring pass? >> i was over at the haley's, and we were watching "60 minutes." the first thing i did was hit up luxotica. it was a really good business story, and i felt the first thing i said was everybody in the w
. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> this comes as the 2012 presidential election is just four weeks away, and now new polls show the race between president obama and republican rival mitt romney is closer than ever. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. they're raising a lot of money, too. which is why we'll see more of those ads. romney today in iowa and ohio. speaking of campaign slogans, turns out he may end up repeating a new one he coined yesterday. we first heard it on monday. he argued president obama's policies made the world more dangerous. >> the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: romney promised to create one person to deal with the middle east, arm syria's rebels, sanction iran if needed, expand the navy and push free trade. democrats weren't impressed. >> i'm a profes
of movement, post-debate one point, romney made leads on who to handle the economy in virginia and florida, something he has got to crack. >> all right, chuck todd at the venue, we'll talk to you later tonight. andrea mitchell, this format, questions coming from the moderator, in this case, martha radditz of abc news, but as you know the candidates have a skill on the topics, what is the short list for each guy? >> reporter: well, i think just watching what president obama and mitt romney have been arguing about, gives you a road map on what we expect to hear tonight. you will hear arguments over the budget, over medicare and taxes. and these two men, remember, paul ryan and joe biden were on opposite sides of the negotiating table, during the super committee on the failed budget, where they failed to reach agreement. so they have a lot of past history and will air their arguments in public. you will also hear joe biden bring up abortion, because mitt romney said just this week he didn't know of any legislation that he would go after abortion if he was elected. well, he and his team walked
. >> it means a lot to our downtown businesses and our economy. people come to shows, they dine, may stay overnight so there is a spin-off just very excited. >> one person was missing from this ceremony, entertainer george lopez, organizers said his plane from southern california got delays. >> well, a lot of pressure on this one person. a million people that are descending. going to count on you tomorrow. >> you know, everything depends on what's happening outdoors with the big weekend. we're start of one of them on the deck of a vacant island. this gigantic ship, how about the green powered types of wind powered craft with the america's cup. they have wrapped up their competition. we saw these boats get back. we had good conditions for the race. the winds were picking up. those helped to drop our temperatures big time. let's look at some of the temperatures. you'll see fairly cool numbers that earlier in the week were 90. we'll look at 50s and 60s through the evening and the winds out here in san francisco, kind of breezy. 15 to 25 miles per hour. looking at the fleet week forecast if w
that once again, some data point from china showed a further decline and that clearly faltered the economy. then that negativity was tossed to europe. will spain take the bailout or not? it's the european spinoff of deal or no deal. by the time we get to our market, i saw this morning at 4:00 a.m., we were looking down substantially. eight of us on world bank survey. i have to admit that when i heard the litany, my first reaction was, oh, here we go again. get ready to baton down the hatches because of the chinese slow down and the european stalemate. i tweeted just that at 4:15. i said here we go again, get ready. but the more i thought about it, the more i realized, are you kidding me? this again? these two headlines? are they even headlines? when they were first in the news, they were clearly disruptive forces, just terrorizing. they stayed that way for many, many months. but somehow the immediate market is graduated from them. sure enough we opened down all week. but then we spent the rest of the day trading higher. it was a clear win for the bulls. here's why, last year at this time a
relative to where they were not meaningful to the economy. the second is plain as the hornets' nest such as an in world war ii, the fiscal cliff. bulls say, wait a second. upon further review, not a cliff, more of a hill, a negotiated descent if it even happened at all. to the bears, a 2,000 foot crevasse ever vest style made worse by the fact the race for the president is polarizing and long lasting. just wait until the tea party owns the republican party in january. want to see where the battlefield is most stark? consider for a moment the knife fight over fedex express. the bears point out this most important worldwide transport guided down not once, twice within a fortnight and painted a picture of a world in steep decline from the stem of asia to the stern of europe. the bulls arrived with a bowie knife sharpened by an analyst talking about next year being a good one and the year after that great one, taking no prisoners. the result hard to argue with a winner and they announced a secondary shortfall above a secondary pre-announcement. you would think the bears are waving a big
opponents using the economy as a political weapon. mitt romney for his part at another separate rally in virginia said don't be deceived by these numbers. they don't reflect the number of people who actually have quit the work force and have given up looking for work. in reality, that number has gone down, too. the so called real unemployment rate now at 14.7%. one more thing. mitt romney in a conservative television interview went and disavowed that infamous comment that he made that has cost him so much politically, that 47% of americans he called victims, said they would never vote for him. he said he was flat-out wrong to make that comment. >> mike, thank you. we asked joe scarborough from "morning joe" to take a look back at the week that was in politics. something we're going to call our "weekend mojo." >> so, joe, it was an important week. the presidential election, the unemployment rate came out yesterday at 7.8%. that seems to be -- appeared to be good news for the president. >> there's a big economic debate on exactly what it means. we debated it this week when the number ca
that the american economy created 114,000 jobs last month. >> more americans entered the workforce. more people are getting jobs. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> conservatives, though, took to social media to accuse the obama administration of doctoring those numbers. republican nominee mitt romney did not go that far, but did say the reason for drop in the unemployment rate is because americans have just stopped looking for work. >>> the mom accused of abandoning her 10-year-old daughter inside of a local safeway store after a botched shoplifting attempt was in court today. and nbc bay area has learned investigators believe this mom did the same thing just go weeks earlier and got away with it. the prosecutor says marci ariko pulled the same stunt at the same morgan hill safeway store. the difference is the first time she allegedly went into the store with her daughter instead of waiting outside the whole time. a loss prevention officer with the store said he recognized both mom and daughter the second time around. today she was officially charged with a felony count of c
people not to take part in voting for that system. i believe that our economy is on the right track. we want to make sure that he finishes what he started. the president will be meeting with a group of 100 bigger donors talking to them over dinner. and then he'll drop in on a concert event. 6,000 people are attending concert. the president urging them to help him get re-elected. we will bring you highlights of that event tonight at 9:00. >> thank you, jean. before heading to san francisco. president obama designated the home of chavez a national monument. they planned that famous 1966 farm worker march to sacraments. most people were thriving in the u.s., but latinos were still disen franchised. >> no one seemed to care about the farm workers who picked the nation's food. unable to demand the most basic rights. caesar cared. chavez who died in 1993, is buried on the site. while the election is a month away. you don't have to wait to vote. officials have the go ahead to send out vote by mail ballots. it is not too late to register to vote. if you have already registered and want to sign
's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's "sesame street." >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> the obama campaign launched the new ad following last week's presidential debate where romney talked about cutting public funding to pbs, even though he likes big bird. but "sesame street" workshop, a nonpartisan not for profit group behind "sesame street" says it did not approve this ad and wants it pulled from the airwaves. >>> it is a first for san francisco, a target store, not just ordinary target, though. it's a city target. or as we like to call it, tar-jay. that meant a long, long line to get into the official opening tonight at san francisco's metreon. it is one of eight smaller stores opening all across the country to serve busy urbanites they call it. it opens an hour earlier at 7:00 a.m. it features a separate active apparel store, and it has an outdoor seating and eating area. >>> silicon valley's startup spirit is moving n
to the economy, what will we do as the president and vice president want to do by strengthening education and bringing the manufacturing jobs back from overseas or do it like mitt romney, tax breaks for the wealthy and building the economy from the top. >> all right. how much pressure has the first debate put on vice president biden's shoulders tomorrow? >> i look forward to talk watch the vice president tomorrow. he is eager to do it. i guess he will have to be on the toes, and you see what mitt romney did is congressman ryan walk away from the positions he has held in the campaign and give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we will all be watching. thank you, robert gibbs, for your time. reminder to watch the vice presidential debate right here tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. on nbc. >>> and a colorado couple is speaking out for the first time since the disappearance of their 10-year-old daughter. miguel al guerlguerra has more this. >> this morning the family opens up since the police investigation. >> reporter: at a park where she often played, more than 1,000 o
, everything from the economy to iran, even some social issues and in stark contrast to the first presidential debate, this one was animated. let's get straight to chuck todd in danville, kentucky. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a tale of two different debate strategies with joe biden trying to calm down supporters, still upset over president obama's performance last week. he went with the kitchen sink approach, while paul ryan embraced the old do no harm strategy. >> when we look weak, our adversaries are more willing to test us, more brazen in attacks. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of mal arch ee. >> reporter: joe biden played the role of attack dog, gesturing, interrupting, laughing, making his presence felt when paul ryan was speaking. >> under a romney administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice president biden. >> incredible. >> thank heavens we have these sanctions in place, it is in spite of their opposition. >> oh, god. >> it has been discredited by six other studies. over 100 criminal investigations. >> go ahead. >> reporter: at one poin
the latter. take 500 people to vegas -- although it would be very good for their local economy. >> my friends and family have never been. it would an opportunity for them to experience vegas. >> as this is coming to a close do you feel like you've changed, you've grown up, evolved since the show started? >> yeah. i definitely think we all have grown up. because of the show, jenny is now engaged. she found her future husband. >> what is cool, we can actually watch ourselves and learn from any mistakes or highest points we had. we kind of grow up together. >> any regrets? most people who learn something regret something in the process, any regrets? >> i do. i was wild. i was wild child. i feel like i grew as a person. i watched myself and i forgot to wear underwear to the club, who does that? now i won't do that. i feel like i've grown as a person and this show helped me do that. >> you look so much slimmer. i'm looking at you in person. you dropped a lot of weight, right? >> i think i more lost inches, too, from working out. i lost about maybe 15, but i really don't weigh myself. >> did you wa
and i really think that his passion for making sure the economy grows for the middle class came through. >> president obama and romney will debate for a second time next tuesday night at new york's university. >>> solyndra's attorneys filed a lawsuit in san francisco federal court claiming chinese companies conspired to create a monopoly in the solar panel manufacturing and they were supported by chinese banks which offered below market loan rates. solyndra is now seeking damages of at least $1.5 billion for the loss of its business. a director for one of the chinese companies tells bloomberg the lawsuit is solyndra's way of making china a scapegoat for its failure. >>> mountain view based google could soon find itself searching for answers. sources say the majority of top decision makers at the federal trade commission believe an anti-trust case should be brought against the search giant. after more than a year of investigation four commissioners have reportedly become convinced that google abused the search monopoly to extend dominance into other areas like shopping and travel. rivals
the administration response to the jobs report. >> this economy is not doing well. the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8% with 23 million americans out of work or unemployed or underemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's policies. >> reporter: romney made a delivered shift towards sharing a more compassionate side, something he long resisted, in three rallies recounting memories of a 14-year-old he befriended with leukemia. >> he asked me a difficult question. he said mitt, what's next. he called me brother romney, what's next. david passed away. i'll always remember, never forget his courage, his clear eyes, his full heart. david can't lose. i love the greatness of the soul of the american people. >> reporter: and this week's main event, in fact, won't include mitt romney or president obama. it is the vice presidential debate set for this thursday in kentucky between joe biden and paul ryan, and suddenly after the lopsided performance by the president last week, womillie, e stakes are higher. >> peter alexander, thank you. peter
. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning. one month ago, and so much to get to. i want to get right to our roundtable
's plan to eliminate federal subsidies and calling bird big a menace to our economy, matt, on the level of bernie madoff. >> peter alexander, thank you. >>> senator john mccain good to see you and thank you for coming on. >> thanks, matt. >> i will get to the campaign ad in a second. no one questioned your expertise or knowledge on foreign policy when you ran for president. it was considered one of your strengths. i'd like you to compare your knowledge on foreign policy with mitt romney's. how do you think he stacks up? >> i think he stacks up very well because he has the same instincts and principles and view of america's role in the world that ronald regan did. mitt understands the need for american leadership and understands this president is leading from behind. this president says wars in the middle east are receding, that the tide of war is receding. what is receding in the middle east is american leadership. when you look at afghanistan, iraq, the confrontation with iran, the looming, the situation in libya where they sent out -- you know, on and on. they are calling that a terro
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